Fall 2022

Aesthetics & Politics Lecture Series Fall 2022 Poster

The School of Critical Studies is pleased to announce the Spring 2022 Aesthetics and Politics Lecture Series. The theme for this semester is "Into the Radical Imaginary: Contemporary Perspectives on Art and Struggle." 

Over the last decade, wave after wave of struggle has cracked open the radical social imaginary, aiming for the roots of systems of domination and creating space for liberatory formations to emerge. If another world once more seems possible, what new – and renewed - understandings of aesthetics and politics can help us bring it into being?

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All events are free and open to the public. Visit the CalArts Calendar for full event listings.

Co-sponsored by the Armory Center for the Arts and the CalArts MA in Aesthetics and Politics Program, with support from the CalArts IDEA Cooperative. Convened by Janet Sarbanes. 

Shana L. Redmond: Agencies of Menace - The State, the Car, and the Music in Between

Shana L. Redmond: Agencies of Menace - The State, the Car, and the Music in Between

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CalArts Armory

Shana L. Redmond is the author of Anthem: Social Movements and the Sound of Solidarity in the African Diaspora (2014) and Everything Man: The Form and Function of Paul Robeson (2020), which received a 2021 American Book Award. She is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity & Race at Columbia University and President of the American Studies Association (2022-2023).

For more information on the Aesthetics and Politics Lecture Series or for accessibility questions, please contact the Visiting Artist Coordinator at csartistcoordinator@calarts.edu